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  • Liudmila L. DeminaEmail author
  • Alexander P. Lisitsyn
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Part of the The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry book series (HEC, volume 82)

Abstract

Part II contains the data obtained over continuous 15-year research of modern sedimentation in the White Sea. New data on sedimentation processes, starting from the surface water layer to the bottom sediments, have been obtained. These processes are studied from the viewpoints of the Earth Science’s specialists. Geologists and geophysicists have described the Holocene development history and revealed a three-member structure of the Quaternary cover. Sedimentologists evidenced a major contribution of dispersed sedimentary matter in the form of suspended particulate matter, sediment-laden sea ice and snow, and vertical fluxes of settling particles into the formation of sedimentary cover. Biostratigraphs have revealed a relationship between environmental parameters and abundance and species composition of microalgae associations. Mineralogists have investigated the main mineral phases of sedimentary matter at different stages of sediment formation. Geochemists have cleared out the specific character of diagenetic processes; accumulation of heavy metal, including mercury; as well as aliphatic and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in sediments of such subarctic sea as the White Sea is.

Keywords

Biogeochemistry Bottom sediments Development history Particle fluxes Suspended particulate matter White Sea 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The research results of Part II were obtained in the framework of the state assignment of FASO Russia (theme No. 0149-2018-0016). Proceedings of data obtained earlier were summarized with support of Russian Scientific Foundation, project No. 14-27-00114-P.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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